August Evening, Tuscany. Gouache on Fabriano Paper. 20cm x 50cm. Copyright Theresa Evans
It's a while since I last used my gouache paints but they are so liberating! Really, if you haven't tried them - do. I've noticed they seem to be growing in popularity recently too, probably because some of the new pigment ranges are really quite lastfast.
I treated myself to several tubes of Schmincke Horodam gouache to add to my collection of Winsor & Newton. They are so smooth and velevety with lucious colours plus little tonal shift when dry .... I think I'll be replacing all my tubes with Schmincke as they run out!
Anyway, I thought I'd try to create more textural effects in the landscape than I can achieve with transparent watercolour. I do really like the way colours can be scumbled over underlying washes to create a velvety texture and because of the opacity of the paint, it's possible to add quite a few layers of texture and correct mistakes. Always a plus!
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